We are delighted with our garden design and build project. Our ideas were taken on board, with Tom knowing exactly what we meant. Tom expanded our thoughts into a wonderful design that suited our lifestyle. The project completed on time and they worked extremely hard to ensure it did. I've never seen a team of people work so hard. The maintenance programme is a great idea as we can ensure the attention to the garden continues, whilst we have busy careers.
We wanted to change our garden but were not clear on exactly how we wanted the end product to look. We contacted Fairtrades Property Services after a personal recommendation. After initial discussions and taking measurements, Tom returned with a worked up computer 3-D design, with some interesting features and practical solutions to what we wanted. After considering advice regarding the best materials to suit our budget, we agreed what we felt was a fair price compared to previous quotes. Tom provided drawings and a professional project plan setting out timelines.
Despite at times inclement weather and the usual snags, Tom saw to it personally that the work was completed to schedule, cheerfully and with the minimum of disruption. We are very pleased with results, and would have no hesitation recommending Tom for his honesty, professionalism and creative flair.
I have contacted FairTrades Property Services regarding a number of projects on my own home. The last project I used them for they were willing to travel 150 miles to Norfolk to put down a fantastic bit of hardwood decking for the family holiday barn.
Needless to say, the quality of workmanship was excellent. The project was finished in precise time and we look forward to using them again for future projects soon.
To whom it may concern. Re: Fair Trades Property Services
Like many other people, I lead a busy life. Last year I was recommended to contact Mr Tom Wolstenholme, the Managing Director of FairTrades Property Services to discuss what support the Company could offer. Together we agreed a Care plan for my compact, walled garden, which though seemingly trouble free, does actually demand regular attention.
The plan involved an audit of what would be needed to keep the beds and pots under control, keep the garden tidy at all times, and pay attention to shrubs, hedging and tree pruning. Paving would be kept weed free and swept regularly. There was then a 'clean up' to make certain the standard of maintenance needed was established, and could be used as a future benchmark.
I have been with the Company for over a year now, and there are major benefits to the Care plan contract. Gardening is now stress free. I have the option to do those things that I want to, while knowing that the other tasks are taken care of! Tom maintains the garden regularly, and has also been constructive and helpful about improvements. In addition to work on the Care plan he has built a wooden archway to match an existing pergola, mended fencing and created a much more pleasant environment. During the winter it was a great feeling to know that the leaves would be swept and that the garden would look cared for even in the worst weather.
Fair Trades is also a company which is flexible and responsive, with a good range of additional specialist contacts for gardening and work needed around the house. It is very useful to have a trusted reference point for additional projects such as decorating, bricklaying, and other maintenance tasks.
On a personal level I have found FairTrades to live up to its name. The work ethos is ethical and honest. The service is reliable and represents good value for money. Tom is totally trustworthy, works hard, and has quickly established a sought after and effective business.
I have renewed my contract without hesitation, and look forward to another trouble free gardening year.
I can recommend Fair Trade Services unreservedly.
We chose Fairtrade Property Services to landscape our new build property due to the personal and professional approach to the design and quoting service we received. I'm pleased to say it turned out to be a great decision. Tom and the team have provided us with a space that is a real joy to spend time in and all within our budget. Tom began by providing a number of 3D designs to look at with a range of ideas to show what could be done given the size of our garden and our budget. The design we ultimately chose incorporated a number of bespoke features including a hand built seating area with a matching table. I recommend viewing the photos of this area, on the Fairtrades website, to see the quality of design and construction. The finish that Fairtrades have provided throughout is excellent and the design flare that Tom clearly has means we have been able to incorporate everything we were hoping to have and more into our compact garden space. Highly recommended!
Tom and his team did an fine job transforming our rear garden. He discussed, at length, our ideas and budget before providing a design, plan and detailed estimate. The quality of work was excellent and we are really pleased with our new garden. Tom was careful to ensure minimum disruption to us and our neighbours. We are pleased to act as a referee for Fairtrades.
To whom it may concern.
Tom Wolstenholme was introduced to me as being an honest, hardworking man who gives good value and steady application to the work he undertakes. He has proved to be exactly that and more.
Tom is able to apply his artistic abilities to the interpretation of a clients needs; he has a range of skills and follows through his work to the client's satisfaction in every detail.
Tom is a very likeable man and I can recommend him highly to anyone needing maintenance work, he has built a new patio, fitted a storm drain and completed interior painting & decorating and other tasks to my exact specification and satisfaction.
I wish him well in the future and can recommend him highly, to anyone needing his skills.
We have engaged FairTrades Property Services on two separate occasions. The first at our Business "the gallery dental practice" in Leamington Spa, and second at our home.
They are very thorough and professional. Their quotes are accurate, well thought out, well scheduled and completed with the standard of finish that one often wishes for but do not often receive. They turn up when expected and lets you know what's going on. If anyone wishes to see the standard of their work please feel free to contact our reception at "the gallery dental practice" on 01926 424422 to come and have a look.
Once again we could not recommend this gentleman with enough praise. Faithfully,
We had received many quotations regarding landscaping work on our front and rear gardens. FairTrades Property Services provided the most reasonably priced quotation that also incorporated using our own ideas as well as their own in what would work well in both the project schemes. We were very happy with the completed work, undertaken with minimum disruption and completed on time to the agreed schedule. We were kept fully informed at all times of the work in progress as well as finding them to be honest and trustworthy.
I am happy to confirm that FairTrades Property Service carried out a series of jobs for me at my property in Wellesbourne in the middle of 2009. These jobs stretched over a period of weeks and included significant garden landscaping. During this period they were always polite and efficient, they arrived when they said they would and worked diligently. The advice witch was provided also offered useful creative ideas that helped the project. The completed work was done on time, to a high standard and represented good value for money. I would happily use FairTrades property services again and would also confidently recommend them.
I am wholly satisfied with the efficiency and the quality of work, which was undertaken by FairTrades Property Services and would have no hesitation in asking for their services again. I would also like to add that they provided me with a very polite and diligent member of staff. I would happily recommend them.
FairTrades Property Services were referred to me by a friend. I wanted my lawn taken up and replaced with stones with a decorative kerbing and slabs placed under my window to put pots on. They were most helpful with helping me decide what was the best way to do it and to keep the cost down.
I found them very hard working and got on with the job in a very professional way, even down to going to the garden centre to get a bag of compost to finish the job off. They also replaced a fence in my back garden, which I am very pleased with. And they are going to sort out a water feature I no longer want...He was a very nice young man that did the job. I would thoroughly recommend them.
FairTrades Property Services provide reliable, conscientious and helpful workers, which constantly produces a high standard of work.
FairTrades Garden Design spent several weeks working within my property on general maintenance projects and during that period they consistently provided a high standard of workmanship at a competitive price.
FairTrades stripped and turfed our front lawn and the whole operation was carried out in a very professional manner. We are extremely pleased with the result and the work was completed in a very efficient and tidy way. They are highly recommended.